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QuietKat hitch rack tilts for easier e-bike loading

QuietKat pivot pro hitch rack with tilting design for easy e-bike loading
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A lot of hitch-mount bike racks offer accessory ramps to make it easier to roll your heavy e-bikes onto them, but QuietKat takes it a step further by turning the rack itself into one giant ramp.

The QuietKat Pivot Pro Hitch Rack mounts a custom rack onto a swiveling base that lets it tilt side to side. The tire cradles open wide, extending to the ground to create mini-ramps leading onto the tire trays. As you push the bike onto the rack and into the opposite tire cradle, it rocks back to level and locks into position so you can secure the rear wheel.

The entire rack is overbuilt to handle heavy bikes, up to 100lbs per tray with a total static tongue weight of 280lbs (including the rack itself, which weighs 52-82lbs depending on number of trays).

QuietKat pivot pro hitch rack with tilting design for easy e-bike loading

While it was made with QuietKat’s fat-tired e-mountain bikes in mind, they say it works great for everything from kids bikes to road bikes to DH MTBs, too, from 24″ to 29″ wheels.

QuietKat pivot pro hitch rack with tilting design for easy e-bike loading

The tire cradles use a quiet, ratchet-less design that opens and closes without any clickety-clackety sounds. The mostly steel construction and heavy-duty pivot points should keep the rest of the rack quiet and solid, too.

QuietKat pivot pro hitch rack with tilting design for easy e-bike loading

It’s available in 1-bike and 2-bike configurations for 2″ hitches only. MSRP is $599 to $949, available for pre-order now and shipping in September, 2023. You can start with the one-bike model and add the second tray later for $349.

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A locking wheel pin is available separately for $24.

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Chris I
Chris I
10 months ago

Good Lord. If you’re going to market this nonsense, at least get it demographically accurate and relatable. Don’t show some strong athletic 25yo young buck who just cannot possibly lift his e-bike 12 inches up onto the rack without the help of a side-loading ramp.

Fake Namerton
Fake Namerton
10 months ago
Reply to  Chris I

He’s wearing Nike socks!

Fake Namerton
Fake Namerton
10 months ago

Just here for the comments.

WhateverBikes
10 months ago

I remember a time when bikes were light and elegant and cool be lifted on a roof rack by elderly people. It was great.

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